STV Productions, TV3 Studios and GroupM Entertainment commissioned to make brand new quiz show

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STV Productions, TV3 Studios and GroupM Entertainment are to co-produce a brand new quiz show, The Lie, to be broadcast on STV and TV3.
The 16 x 30” episodes (ten for TV3 and six for STV) will air in 2014 with studio filming starting this December in TV3’s brand new Sony HD studio in Dublin.
The Lie, a new format from STV Productions and TV3 Studios, from an original concept by Grant Keen, is a general knowledge quiz with a difference - there are no questions. Instead, two teams of contestants will compete to win a cash prize by identifying the one lie from a set of otherwise true statements.
Comedian Susan Calman will host the Scottish version of the programme with the host of the Irish version to be announced in the coming weeks.
The series will be Executive Produced by Gary Chippington for STV Productions, Andrew Byrne for TV3 Studios and Abigail Adams and Richard Foster for GroupM Entertainment.
Alan Clements, Director of Content for STV Productions, said: “It is fantastic to be bringing this new format to peak time audiences on STV and TV3. This is the first opportunity we have had to work with TV3 and we are looking forward to filming starting in Ireland before the end of the year. This commission further strengthens STV Productions’ credentials in the entertainment genre, which currently include commissions for Catchphrase for ITV and Fake Reaction for ITV2.”
Jeff Ford, TV3 Group Director of Content, said: “This is TV3 Studios first co-production and first venture into big shiny floor studio quiz shows. We are delighted to be partnering with STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment and look forward, in particular, to production getting underway in our new Sony HD studio. The format of The Lie is fast paced and addictive – a show we hope resonates with viewers not just in Scotland and Ireland but potentially worldwide.”
Richard Foster, MD GME said: “We’re delighted to be working again with Jeff Ford in his new role at TV3 and continuing our relationship with STV Productions by supporting the series for both broadcasters.”
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-  
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654